A candlelight vigil is scheduled for Monday to honor three people who were killed in a street racing crash in Dallas Friday night.
According to WFAA, the crash happened in West Dallas around 11:40 pm. Police said that a Range Rover and a Chevrolet Tahoe were traveling at a high rate of speed near the intersection of West Mockingbird Lane and Trinity River.
A witness told police the two vehicles crashed as they drove across a bridge in the 300 block of West Mockingbird Lane. The Tahoe hit a guardrail and went airborne, ultimately crashing into a building and catching fire. The Range Rover struck two telephone poles.
All three occupants of the Tahoe died at the scene. Two people in the Range Rover were taken to a hospital. Police said the occupants of the Range Rover may be charged.
Reports suggest the vehicles were traveling more than 100 mph when the crash happened, and that the driver knew each other.
Dallas police said since January the Dallas Police Department Speeding and Racing Task Force has received 1,400 calls regarding illegal street racing. The task force has arrested nearly 600 people for felonies and misdemeanors.
Last summer, Dallas passed a new city ordinance making it illegal to be a spectator at “street takeover events” in which people shut down streets while vehicles race and do donuts.
The information below was compiled by StopStreetRacing.org:
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry Law. Our experienced car accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.
Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.